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Wells Cathedral

Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE, England
01749-674483
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Ranked #1 of 14 attractions in Wells
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
Description: This 12th-century cathedral is a fine example of Early Gothic architecture.
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Loved our visit to the cathedral. Went one one of the free tours and John was a fantastic guide and brought the history of the cathedral to life - thank you! It's such a beautiful place - would definitely visit again.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

I recently visited and found the grounds of the cathedral stunning. The interior of the cathedral has been well looked after, which there are beautiful stain glassed windows. There is a clock with moving figures that must be seen which is one of the world's oldest working clocks. Sylvia the tour guide was lovely and gave a good insight on... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW via mobile

Visited for yet another time, having lived overseas for years. Wells cathedral still inspires me to step back in time and see through the eyes of people in the Middle Ages. So much history and drama played out within the grounds. Library upstairs well worth a look too. A guided tour is a must for real insight into what makes... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I have been meaning to visit Wells Cathedral for ages but had never made it until recently. The town of Wells is quaint and we walked the length of it to get to the cathedral. There is no entry fee into the cathedral however donations are accepted. The cathedral is in very good condition, the library upstairs entered via a... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

it has the wow factor, the architecture, stain glass windows and a few rooms with local crafts commemorating the area. If you like cathedrals this one is a must. There is no charge except a donation request which we gladly gave for such a lovely place. It would be impossibe to describe this building in any other word other than... More

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Coventry
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Its hard to see everything Try to get on one of the guided tours (free) you learn and see so much more... Thank you to our guide she was very knowledgable

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

A visit to this area cannot be made without a visit to the cathedral. This building commands its own spot on the green. The outside has been rebuilt over the years. Standing outside one can see the fantastic work done by the builders. On entering which is free one is guided through the various rooms and passageways. This building is... More

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Lovely Cathedral well worth a look round, great ceilings and the different sections are marvellous. You can take a guided tour which we didn't but I'm sure that would of been full of etxtra information.

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Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Beautiful building and adjoining bishops palace garden really worth a visit. Afternoon tea overlooking a croquet match very relaxing!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Set in a tranquil green, surrounded by quaint and charming buildings, Wells cathedral is simply stunning, inside and out. The outside is covered with elaborate carvings, and the inside is light, airy and breathes history Don't miss the ancient clock inside, where figures re-enact a jousting display every 15 minutes. The guides are amazing-so knowledgeable. I heartily recommend the cathedral... More

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